very bright colour
when I saw the first teaser of the bike I also thought: wrong its a 97, as I have a 97 Lava Dome frame here, which is having that lovely green colour. And also, both, the German & UK brochure in the "Gallery & Archive" showed the 96 Lava Dome in a completly dif. colour scheme: ORANGE LAVA.
But, assuming that this bike is users "Hawmaw's" old bike, decalwise its def. a 96, so what we have here - a midseason special ?
Spec. of the kit, assuming that everything on the bike is OE stuff, did also differ from the description in the brochure - f.e: when the bike has LX shifter, the 96 brochure says Grip Shift SRT-400 instead (I know, that companies are changing their specs. in between printing the brochure and first delivery)
Never the less, its a very nice bike in a great nick and has some interesting history, which is a bit of a secret
"My greatest worry is (when I'm dead) my wife will sell my bikes for what I said I paid for it"
any 1996 KONA frameset or full bike